Government and Politics in India

As explained to you in the Programme Guide, you will have to do a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) for each of the elective courses in Political Science. This booklet has a common Tutor Marked Assignment for the Elective Course BPSE- 212: Government and Politics in India, and EPS-12: Government and Politics in India. Before attempting the assignment, please read the instructions provided in the Programme Guide sent to you separately. It is important that you write answers to all TMA questions in your own words.

Your answer should be within the word limit set for a particular section. The assignment is divided into three sections. Submission of the completed assignment: The completed assignment should be submitted to the coordinator of your study centre according to the following table: Admission batch Last date of submission Place of submission For the students admitted in July 2014 31th March, 2015 Co-ordinator of the student’s study centre For the students admitted in January 2015 30th September 2015.

Co-ordinator of the student’s study centre 3 COURSE: GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN INDIA (BPSE-212/EPS-12) TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT (TMA) Course Code: BPSE -212/EPS-12 Assignment Code: Asst/TMA/2014-15 Marks: 100 Answer questions in each category. Write the answers in your own words. SECTION-I A) DCQ: Answer any two of the following in about 500 words each. 20×2 1. Define colonialism and discuss its destructive role in India. 2. Write an essay on the special provisions of the Indian Constitution related to north-east India.

3. Discuss the impact of globalisation on the nature of Indian bureaucracy. 4. Discuss the characteristics of dalit movement in India during the 1970s-1980s. SECTION-II B) MCQ: Answer any four of the following in about 250 words each. 12×4 5. Elaborate the factors which led to the formation of linguistic states in India. 6. Discuss the assertion of backward castes in India. 7. Discuss the relationship between elections and social change in India. 8. Write an essay on the caste associations. 9.

Analyse the impact of judiciary on the environment movement in India. 10. Identify the main challenges to the unity of women’s movement in India. 11. Discuss the factors which led to the rise of new classes during the colonial period in India. 12. Explain the major differences between the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy. SECTION -III C) SCQ: Write short notes on any two of the following in about 50 words each. 6×2 13. Inter-state Council 14. The Sarkaria Commission 15. Dominant Party System 16. Gandhi-Ambedkar debate.